Appearance- A deep golden hue. Delicate vivacious and long-lasting bubbles are the result of a long and slow maturing process in chalk crayères*.
Flavors- The texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry filled with plump, red plums and ripe cherries. The reserve wines, some dating back more than 15 years, give the wine lushness. The depth of the two-thousand year old chalk cellars where the wine matures offer a touch of praline along with glazed notes and vanilla.
*Charles Heidsieck crayères (chalk cellars) are part of the historical sites of the UNESCO’s world heritage list.
-An extraordinary individual, ahead of his time, Charles established a prestigious lineage. Today, as in the past, opening one of his bottles is a little like receiving him as your guest.